Endangered Properties

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia publishes its Endangered Properties List every December to highlight important historic resources throughout the region that face uncertain futures.  In 2013, serious threats arose to some of Philadelphia’s most unique architectural and cultural landmarks, and the coming year will present significant challenges and opportunities to preservationists dedicated to finding new life for these irreplaceable buildings.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF of the 2013 list.

Nominate a Property
These properties are nominated by you — the public, neighborhood advocates, preservation professionals, community organizations and Alliance members. Be an advocate for the special places in your neighborhood that deserve attention and support.  You can nominate a threatened historic property to future lists by clicking here and filling out our brief online submission form.

2013


Boyd Theatre


The Legendary Blue Horizon


Nineteenth Street Baptist Church


Engine 46 Firehouse


Shawmont Station


Robinson Store


Haddington Historic District


Philadelphia Public Schools


2012


Police Administration Building



Logan Square



District Health Center No. 1



Carver Court



Philadelphia Breweries



Federal Historic Tax Credits


2011


Chinese Cultural and Community Center



Joe Frazier’s Gym



John Coltrane House



Kensington Soup Society



New Frankford Y



Royal Theater



Spring Garden Post Office Mural



Stiffel Senior Center



Dox Thrash House


2010


Divine Lorraine



Cruiser Olympia



Alfred E. Burk Mansion



Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building



Dilworth House



Lynnewood Hall



Germantown Town Hall



Henry Pierce House



Laverock Hill Estate



109 Elfreth’s Alley